Judy Wang
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Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys pilates, shopping, broadway shows, and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.


Recent Articles
  • Chicagoans cope with bitter cold – again

    CHICAGO — The Wind Chill Advisory is over, but the cold temperatures remain across the Chicago area. WGN’s Judy Wang and Erik Runge talked with Chicagoans braving another bitter cold day. Watch the video in the player below to hear what they had to say For the latest weather updates go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com

  • Hearty souls take Polar Plunge into Lake Michigan

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Despite the deep freeze, dozens of brave people jumped into Lake Michigan for charity. 56 participants have signed up to take The Law Enforcement Torch Run Super Polar Plunge. Not just once, but every hour on the hour for 24 hours at North Beach in Evanston. They began the Polar Plunge at 2 p.m. Friday and camped out overnight for the event, which benefits the Special Olympics in Illinois.  They will plunge once an hour for 24 […]

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    Man dead, 6-year-old girl rescued in Griffith barricade incident

    GRIFFITH, Ind. –A seven-hour standoff in Northwest Indiana ended Friday with a man dead and a child rescued. The barricade incident started at 1:30 a.m. when police were called to a home in the 1000 block of North Jay St. They spotted a man with a gun inside. He refused to come out, but released his wife and another adult less than an hour later. A SWAT team was called in. At about 8:30 a.m., they stormed the home and […]

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    Metra trains beating the cold

    CHICAGO — Metra commuter trains are running fairly close to their scheduled times Friday morning, despite single-digit or sub-zero weather. The extreme cold can disable track switches, freeze the doors on the trains, and damaged the overhead wires on the Metra Electric Line. The cold also requires Metra to keep its trains running at less than 65 miles per hour, to limit stress on the rails. To ensure uninterrupted service this morning, Metra kept its locomotive engines running all night; extra […]

  • Woman robbed, stabbed near Metra station in north suburbs

    MORTON GROVE, Ill — Police in North suburban Morton Grove are investigating an attack on a woman late Sunday night. They say at about 9:20 p.m. a man followed the victim, 28, from the Walgreens store in the 9300 block of Waukegan Road and forced her out of her car somewhere between Morton Grove and Glenview near the Golf Metra train station.   The man allegedly stabbed the woman with a knife and took her cash before he fled. The woman […]

  • Chicago home to new health tech hub

    CHICAGO — Chicago is now home to a technology hub that deals with the ever-growing health industry. Gov. Bruce Rauner, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were all on hand for the opening of MATTER Friday in the Merchandise Mart. MATTER brings together healthcare entrepreneurs and industry leaders in a shared space to brainstorm and collaborate on industry innovations. Emanuel pointed out it is the 11th innovation incubator to set in Chicago since he took office. Rauner says […]

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    Dibs debris removed by city crews starting today

    CHICAGO — Today is the dibs deadline in Chicago. Crews are going to start clearing the streets of all those things people have been using to save the parking spots they shoveled out. The practice is illegal, but people have been doing it for decades – putting out lawn chairs, milk crates and other big bulky items to keep other people from parking there. A man in west Rogers Park is sick of it, and has been removing the items […]

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    Police seek suspect in fatal shooting of 13-year-old

    CHICAGO –A teenage boy was shot and killed while recording a fight on his cell phone. Chicago Police say Anthony Diaz, 13, was shot multiple times just after 10:30pm Sunday in the 6000 block of West Grand Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood. Diaz’ stepfather, Ralph Otero, says the teen snuck out of the house with his sisters, ages 15 and 17, because they wanted to confront someone about a post on Facebook. Otero says five minutes later Diaz was […]

  • ‘More cases’ expected in measles cluster at Palatine day care center: officials

    PALATINE, Ill. — Cook County health officials say more cases of the measles are likely to surface, after babies from a day care center in suburban Palatine were diagnosed with the disease. “There will be more cases. … We shouldn’t be surprised about that,” said Dr. Terry Mason, chief operating officer of the Cook County Department of Public Health. “The cat is out of the bag.” The outbreak happened at the KinderCare Learning Center, located at 929 E. Palatine Road in Palatine. […]

  • Good Samaritans help to dig Chicago, suburbs out of blizzard

    CHICAGO — The deep snow on the side streets of Chicago caused problems for police and emergency workers Monday morning, as it wasn’t until late morning when snow plows were taken off the main streets to work on the smaller ones. Some police supervisors even told officers to avoid side streets altogether. Numerous Chicagoans have been pitching in, giving emergency and other vehicles a push in the snow — and some help with shoveling. Among the side streets affected were those seen in Logan Square, […]

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